ADITI SINGH, 21, Shooter, Faridabad/Chandigarh
The Journey She participates in all-women rifle events—10m air rifle, 50m rifle 3 positions and 50m rifle Prone. When Aditi Singh started with air rifle four years ago, she got hooked to the 50m rifle event for it used real bullets. “The fascinating aspect of live bullets eventually laid the foundation for me to take it up in 2015 on a competitive basis. It has now turned into my main event.”
Achievements This 2016 World Cup bronze medalist who is a member of the Senior Indian Shooting Team 2017 has also participated in several prestigious international events in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.
How it Began While Singh spent her childhood playing tennis, a chance visit to the Tughlakabad shooting range in Delhi changed everything. “I went there with my father and was in awe of the participants. It was then that I realised that I had to hit the bull’s eye too. My father has always supported and encouraged me. He is the one who has made a fighter out of me,” she recollects.
The Kick Singh says that the game has helped her evolve mentally and emotionally, and the feeling of representing the country internationally is unparalleled.
Ready to Aim The shooter is undergoing extensive training for the upcoming selection trials scheduled for August this year, scores of which will be taken into account before finalising the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Shooting Championship in Australia in 2018.
This sport is all about becoming one with the weapon and controlling every sensation of the body.